From the Independent Business Blogs: 2/22/17

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Independent business blogs are blogs that aren’t supported by an organization like a magazine, newspaper, company, or business school. Those people provide lots of great content, but they don’t need any additional exposure. In this post, every week, I bring you posts of quality from excellent bloggers that don’t get as much publicity.

This week, I’m pointing you to posts by Bob Burg, Art Petty, Kevin Eikenberry, Julie Winkle Giulioni, and Jesse Lyn Stoner.

From Bob Burg: What Gets Us Into Trouble

“One of the most often asked questions I receive during podcast interviews is, ‘What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?’”

From Art Petty: Seeing the Future: Why Your Strategy or Change Initiative Will Fail

“In the case of leading change, we can travel through time, in large part, because we are so predictable. For senior leaders, here’s the view from the future of the post-mortem on why your strategy or change initiative failed. Note: it wasn’t because you had bad ideas.”

From Kevin Eikenberry: Why All Decisions Aren’t Created Equal

“Today though, we are going to step back and start not with decision making, but with the decisions themselves, and use that starting point to help us all make better decisions.”

From Julie Winkle Giulioni: The 10 Top Trust Terminators

“Trust is nearly synonymous with leadership. And it’s big business. We buy books (from the selection of more than 80,000 about the topic on Amazon). We attend seminars. And we work diligently to cultivate it with employees, peers, supervisors, customers… heck, everyone we know. But field research suggests that real and lasting trust may depend less on what we do… and more on what we don’t do.”

From Jesse Lyn Stoner: Dialogue Bridges the Divide

“Dialogue bridges the divide. The purpose of dialogue is to understand and learn from each other. Not to change anyone’s mind. Not to win. Solely to understand. It’s as simple as that.”

That’s it for this week’s selections from independent business blogs. If you liked this piece you may enjoy my regular post on “Leadership Reading to Start Your Week” points you to choice articles from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms about strategy, innovation, women and the workplace, and work now and in the future. Highlights from the last issue include how to lead with an open mind, why health care is ripe for digital disruption, harnessing automation for a future that works, tracking the pesky myths that blame women for the glass ceiling, and motivation for leaders: Seven proven levers.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

How I Select Posts for this Midweek Review

The five posts I select to share in my Midweek Review of the Independent Business Blogs are picked from a regular review of about sixty blogs I check daily and an additional twenty-five or so that I check occasionally. Here’s how I select the posts you see in this review.

They must be published within the previous week.

They must support the purpose of the blog: to help leaders at all levels do a better job and lead a better life.

They must be from an independent business blog.

As a general rule, I only select posts that stand on their own, no selections from a series.

Also as a general rule, I do not select posts that are either a book review or a book report.

I reserve the right to make exceptions to the above.

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